Adjunct assistant professor of diagnostic imaging at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and publisher of Simply Physics, Moriel NessAiver PhD, takes on the seemingly formidable task of explaining in easy-to-understand language, the basic workings of the most complicated diagnostic technology in human history – that of magnetic resonance imaging. He describes the process by which precessing (wobbling) protons interact with the magnetic field of an MR scanner to produce high resolution depictions of the tissues, and defines such terms as T1- and T2- weighting, spin echo, and gradient echo imaging. With the help of some of the most beautifully rendered illustrations ever seen on this topic, he shows how the type of information elicited through each form of image acquisition helps to build the radiologist’s understanding of the pathology of the organ and/or process under examination. The easiest, fastest, and most fun way to get up to speed on this oft-avoided subject.
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